The Education Sector Development Program (ESDP) of Sri Lanka, the first Asian Development Bank (ADB) program to use the results-based lending (RBL) modality, was approved in June 2013 for $200 million. It supported selected result areas of the government’s Education Sector Development Framework and Program (ESDFP), 2013–2017, which aimed to transform the school education system to create the h
During project preparation, Sri Lanka’s power sector was struggling to meet the demand for a reliable and affordable supply of electricity and improvements to the electricity transmission and distribution networks were much needed.
Sri Lanka’s power sector struggled to meet the growing demand for electricity at acceptable reliability and sufficiently low cost during the decade leading to this project’s appraisal in 2010. The transmission system was weak and substantial investments were needed to strengthen the network and improve its reliability.
While Sri Lanka’s road density, at project appraisal in 2005, was higher than that of many developing countries, because of poor quality and condition, its road network was incapable of meeting the rapidly growing freight and passenger traffic.